An Experienced Team of Professionals Provides Specialized Care
Our hospice care professionals are dedicated to helping our patients and their families enjoy the time they have together. With a primary focus on quality of life, our clinical and psychosocial team members deliver care with compassion, excellence, and reliability—every day for every patient.
Under the direction of a physician and ongoing supervision of a registered nurse (RN) clinical manager, our caring team of professionals are:
- Guided by our core values of compassion, excellence, and reliability
- Passionate about helping others
- Trained in hospice-specific care
- Supportive members of your community
- Screened thoroughly, including background checks and work history verification
- Prepared to support you and your family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Each member of your hospice team has expertise and experience in their specific field.
BAYADA Hospice medical directors are an integral part of the interdisciplinary care team. They oversee the medical services of our hospice program and provide expertise to the BAYADA team to ensure the highest quality hospice care possible. They also collaborate with primary care physicians to help our patients remain comfortable at the end-of-life, and act as expert resources to the local medical community.
Clinical managers are registered nurses who supervise the care team and provide oversight of your individualized care plan. They orient, train, and mentor the field staff to deliver excellent clinical and social care services and ensure if your needs change, the care does, too.
Nurses provide clinical care including administration of medication, wound care, treatments, procedures, and more according the plan of care. They monitor your symptoms and health status and report any changes to the clinical manager who can make adjustments to your care plan.
Home health aides and Certified nursing assistants
Home health aides and Certified nursing assistants provide assistance with personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming. They can also help with other activities of daily living including meal preparation and light housekeeping.
Social workers help both the patient and family address emotions and conflicts that arise at the end of life. They coordinate services you may be eligible for through community resources and organizations, and assist with advance care planning and advance directives.
Spiritual care counselors
Spiritual care counselors are available for all patients and their families to provide spiritual support. They help you explore your beliefs and expectations, while assisting you with processing your thoughts and feelings to find hope, meaning, and purpose. They also assist with funeral planning and connecting you to supportive resources in the community.
Hospice volunteers may visit with patients to provide companionship and help with everyday tasks, or help out in the hospice office. They can also provide a benefit to the family caregivers, offering relief so caregivers can run errands, spend time with their children, or even take a much-needed nap.
BAYADA works with local practitioners to coordinate visits from volunteers who are experienced in various complementary therapies. Depending on your area, volunteers may be available to provide pain and symptom relief through complementary therapies such as massage therapy, reiki, music therapy, pet therapy, and aromatherapy.
A vital part of the hospice team, bereavement coordinators maintain contact with a family after they have had a loss to offer counseling or coordinate services, if needed.
Social support managers
Social support managers oversee the non-clinical members of the hospice team including social workers, spiritual care counselors, volunteers, and bereavement coordinators. They are available to speak with you should you have questions or needs in any of these areas.